Sevenoaks District

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Sevenoaks District
Non-metropolitan district
Sevenoaks shown within Kent
Sevenoaks shown within Kent
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region South East England
Non-metropolitan county Kent
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Sevenoaks
Incorporated 1 April 1974
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body Sevenoaks District Council
 • Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPs Michael Fallon
Gareth Johnson
John Stanley
 • Total 142.99 sq mi (370.34 km2)
Area rank 112th (of 326)
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 115,400
 • Rank 189th (of 326)
 • Density 810/sq mi (310/km2)
 • Ethnicity 95.2% White
1.5% S.Asians
1.2% Black
1.2% Mixed Race
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 29UK (ONS)
E07000111 (GSS)
OS grid reference TQ525555

Sevenoaks is a local government district[1] in Kent, England. Its council is based in the town of Sevenoaks.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by a merger of the Sevenoaks Urban District, Sevenoaks Rural District and part of Dartford Rural District. It borders the borough of Dartford to the north, the borough of Gravesham to the northeast, the borough of Tonbridge and Malling to the east, the borough of Tunbridge Wells to the southeast, the Wealden district of East Sussex to the south, the Tandridge district of Surrey to the southwest and the London Boroughs of Bromley and Bexley to the northwest.

In the 2011 Census, the district had a population of 114,893.[2]


The council consists of 54 elected councillors, representing wards in the district.[3]

In 2009 the Audit Commission named Sevenoaks District Council as one of the four best run and most efficient councils in the country.[4]

Town and parish councils[edit]

The third tier of government within the district consists of the following town and parish councils:

See also[edit]


Coordinates: 51°16′12″N 0°11′35″E / 51.270°N 0.193°E / 51.270; 0.193